March 2012

A new recipe and top tips from dietitians

March 30, 2012

Happy Friday! Make sure to check out my newest recipe over on Mamavation today.  A simple side dish that is bursting with flavor! After that, head over to Fitbie to read up on weight loss advice from dietitians (including me!). Have a wonderful Friday!

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Thankful Thursdays: Week 13

March 29, 2012

Browsing through old photos, I decided to put together a visual post for today. Thankfulness in black & white. Project 365 Thanks What are you thankful for today?  Share in the comment section below or link up a post of your own. photo credits: most photos taken by ashbstarr photography

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Psssst…this is really good gluten-free bread!

March 28, 2012

If you have been reading my blog for any time at all, you know I don’t do product reviews very often.  I have to be head-over-heels about a product to devote an entire post to it.  Well, this new gluten-free bread is very exciting for our family and I couldn’t wait to share it with […]

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Frittata with kale and purple potatoes

March 26, 2012
frittata with purple potatoes and kale

I think Sunday night has unofficially become Frittata Night at our house.  We always have a pile of veggies from our Bountiful Basket or recent farmer’s market visit to use, and it makes for an easy meal that everyone enjoys.  This week’s version included purple potatoes, kale, onion and Applegate bacon. We ate most of […]

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Sweating for Sewing Machines

March 25, 2012

Ever since my celiac diagnosis last August, I have been planning a comeback race.  After feeling weak and tired for so long, I couldn’t wait to start training for an event.  Any kind of event that would show the return of my strength, the return back to normal.  First I planned to do an Urbanathalon […]

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Kids in the Kitchen

March 23, 2012

I hope you had a great week!  Ours was filled with fun.  We finally made it out to the ballpark to visit Jeff at spring training.  We made it out for a day game on Wednesday and a night game on Thursday.  The weather was perfect, and we had fun catching up with friends that […]

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Thankful Thursdays: Week 12

March 22, 2012
water faucet

Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about being thankful for clean water? I kind of left the post hanging, knowing there was more to say.  Today is World Water Day so I thought I would dig a little deeper into moving from gratitude to action when it comes to clean water. 884 million […]

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Maple Pecan Coconut Quinoa Breakfast

March 19, 2012
maple pecan coconut quinoa breakfast cereal gluten free

Have you noticed that I’m on a bit of a coconut kick lately?  I’m cooking just about everything in either coconut oil or coconut milk.  I can’t help myself. This recipe is no different.  I made a hot gluten-free breakfast cereal out of tri-colored quinoa and coconut milk, added maple syrup and topped it with […]

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A Rainy Sunday and Colorful Stir-Fry

March 18, 2012
ground beef stir fry

What a beautiful Sunday we had!  40’s and rainy, a little thunder clapping here and there.  We don’t get a day like this very often in the desert.  The kids and I stayed in our pj’s all day!  While they read books and played, I decided to tackle the pantry.  It has needed a good […]

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Fun at the farmer’s market

March 18, 2012
gilbert farmers market

We finally made it over to the Gilbert Farmer’s Market yesterday morning.  It was a perfect day to check out the local food scene and chat with farmers and artisans. We made a quick loop around to see who was there.  We saw everything from organic produce and fresh eggs to handmade pasta and artisan […]

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